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Toyota To Introduce 10 New Electrified Vehicles in China by 2020

On Monday, April 30th, 2018
toyota-china Toyota Motor Corporation announced today that it plans to introduce to the Chinese market plug-in hybrid electric vehicle versions of its “Corolla” and “Levin” passenger cars in 2019 and a battery electric vehicle (BEV) model based on its “C-HR” / “IZOA” compact SUV in 2020. The PHEV versions of the Corolla and Levin were unveiled ...

Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission Electric Car Debuts At Auto China 2018

On Thursday, April 26th, 2018
Nissan-Sylphy Nissan unveiled the Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, Nissan’s first electric car made in China for Chinese consumers, at Auto China 2018. The new model offers the exciting performance of a 100% electric powertrain. Its advanced technologies and spacious cabin offer convenience and comfort. Drivers will be able to enjoy an extended drive range of 338 ...

Infiniti Q Inspiration Inspires Electrified Vehicle Platform

On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Infiniti Q This year’s Detroit Auto Show was a bit light on forward-looking concepts, so the Infiniti Q Inspiration was a highlight, what with it’s gorgeous curves and elegant interior. And lucky for us, Infiniti has decided to bring the lovely sedan to production. It will have a substantial difference to the concept, though … The concept ...

The 2019 Lexus ES

On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
2019 Lexus ES Lexus has released the first official photo of the redesigned 2019 ES sedan. The ES follows its lifelong under-the-skin sibling, the Toyota Camry, onto the company’s new TNGA architecture, and like the Camry, it adopts more expressive styling. A series of vertical slats further emphasize the brand’s spindle grille, the triple-element headlights are lower and ...

Don’t Pay Attention to Those Corvette ZR1 Nurburgring Time Rumors

On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
Did you ever think the day would come when a 7:12 lap time around the Nurburgring in a factory-stock car would be cause for disappointment, not joy? Welcome to 2018, where the Internet forums are currently convulsing over the idea that the new Corvette ZR1 was spotted doing “way over seven minutes” at the Ring. ...

Pininfarina Is Relaunching As A High-End Electric Car Brand

On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
2019 Pininfarina By the time India’s Mahindra Group took over in 2015, Pininfarina had shut down its Special Projects division, despite the fact that 2013’s Sergio concept had made it into limited production over at Ferrari. Their mass-production car-building buisness in Italy had ended thee years earlier with Alfa Romeo, while in Sweden, the design house managed ...

All-New Hyundai Nexo And Hyundai Kona Honored With Prestigious Red Dot Award

On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
2018-hyundai-kona-2 Hyundai Motor has won two of this year’s Red Dot Design Awards, one of the most renowned international design and innovation prizes. Hyundai’s Fuel Cell vehicle NEXO and the subcompact SUV Kona were awarded in the Cars and Motorcycles category. The Kona gained recognition for outstanding design and innovation in ‘SUV/Off-road vehicles’ and the Hyundai ...

BMW Group Sold 2,662 Plug-Ins In March, Up 71.1 Percent

On Sunday, April 8th, 2018
BMW i3 BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) sales of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles totaled 2,662 in March 2018, an increase of 71.1 percent from the 1,556 sold in the same month a year ago. Sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles accounted for 7.4 percent of U.S. sales in March 2018. BMW Group ...

Tesla Produced Record 34,494 EVs in Q1, 9,766 Model 3 Vehicles

On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
Model-s In Q1 of 2018, Tesla production totaled 34,494 vehicles, a 40% increase from Q4 and by far the most productive quarter in Tesla history. 24,728 were Model S and Model X, and 9,766 were Model 3. Tesla was able to double the weekly Model 3 production rate during the quarter by rapidly addressing production and ...

GMC Debuts Off-Road Sierra AT4

On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
GMC AT4 GMC is getting serious about off-roading. Meet the Sierra AT4, the Detroit truck staple’s latest all-terrain crusher. While the Sierra AT4 is not a direct shot across the bow of Ford’s Raptor or Ram’s Rebel, the full-size pickup was built to be capable enough to deftly tackle any unpaved adventures, while still providing an elevated ...